Question: Chimeric alignment with minimap2
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16 months ago by
Belgium, Brussels
Nicolas Rosewick7.5k wrote:


On minimap2 github ( it says :

For long RNA-seq reads, minimap2 may produce chimeric alignments potentially caused by gene fusions/structural variations or by an intron longer than the max intron length -G (200k by default). For now, it is not recommended to apply an excessively large -G as this slows down minimap2 and sometimes leads to false alignments.

How can I extract such chimeric reads ? Are these only cis-fusions (on the same chromosome) or also trans fusions (different chromosomes) ? Is there a way to tune the chimeric detection ?


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 16 months ago by Macspider2.8k • written 16 months ago by Nicolas Rosewick7.5k
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16 months ago by
Vienna - BOKU
Macspider2.8k wrote:

If the output is a SAM-formatted file, you can retrieve them by including only reads that carry the 0x800 flag, using samtools view -f 0x800.

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